|Pacific Crest Trail Water Report -- Part One : Campo to Idyllwild||Updated 9:09pm 5/23/18|
|Campo, CA to Idyllwild, CA||www.pctwater.com|
|Never rely on water caches!!! Beware of contaminated water. Purify backcountry water.|
|Send email updates to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/text 619-734-7289 or 619-734-PCTW [voice mail/text only, no one will answer]. Mileages and waypoint names used in this water report are from Halfmile’s PCT maps [www.pctmap.net]. Please send photos & videos of water sources, fires, passes, Poodle Dog Bush, and stream creek crossings to our Facebook page called "PCT Water,Fire,Passes,Fords Update Group"|
|Take fire safety seriously. Alcohol stoves start fires – go stoveless or carry a stove with a contained fuel source and a shut-off valve.|
|Water sources with blue text [marked with * or **] have historically been more reliable. Sources marked with ** are more likely to have water year-round than those marked with a single *. Water described as seasonal, usually dry, early spring, etc. are less reliable..|
|California Section A: Campo to Warner Springs|
|Start your hike with enough water to make it to the Lake Morena Campground.|
|3/23/18 (DoubleTap) : Seen multiple ticks this past week on the PCT near Mount Laguna and in Section B. Check often for tick bites.|
|A1||1.2||WR001||**Cottonwood Community Day School (formerly Juvenile Ranch Facility) [faucet behind sign]||5/11/18 (PilotKurt) : Faucet is working.|
3/15/18 (Scott) : Faucet working.
3/6/18 (Nick) : faucet is working water had some silt in it.
|A1||2.7||Seasonal creek [usually dry]||4/29/18 : Stagnant water.|
4/20/18 : Stagnant water.
4/14/18 (Cloud Rider) : Stagnant pools. Water looks bad.
|A1||4.4||WR004||Creeklet [early spring only]|
Beware of poison oak here.
|5/16/18 (Ryan) : Clear small flow.|
5/11/18 (PilotKurt) : Clear small flow.
5/10/18 (DUCK!!!) : Still clear, small flow.
|5/4/18 (Nick) : Bee hive on trail at mile 9.1. Bushwhack to avoid.|
|A2||~12.7||Seasonal creek [usually dry]||3/27/18 (Trixie) : Dry.|
3/23/18 (Campfinder) : Dry.
3/21/18 (Nightcrawler) : Dry.
|BEE HIVE AT MILE 9.1|
5/9/18 (Haley) : There was a huge swarm (hundreds) of bees at mile 9.1 on the left in the rocks.
4/18/18 (Smokebeard) : Bee hive uphill side of trail at around mile 14.5.
|Mile 15.36 : 3/10/17 (Rebo) : There is a water cistern 1.6 miles down Hauser Creek Road off trail starting at Mile 15.36. Go left (for Nobo's) on Hauser Creek dirt road and walk down past white tube gate. In ~1.4 miles the dirt road ends at two large boulders. Go past the two boulders and walk ~50 feet. Go to your right and then go up the ravine (listen for water). Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eqXmBcfeAw |
4/11/18 (Sean) : Flowing well.
4/5/18 (Dae-Suing) : Flowing according to another hike.
3/29/18 (Nicole) : Flowing cold water.
|A2||15.4||WRCS015||Hauser Creek [early spring only]||5/9/18 : Dry.|
4/28/18 (Bryce) : Dry.
4/20/18 (Paul) : Dry.
|If dry at creek crossing, try taking a right on the road E & walk up stream 200-300 yards. Periodically walk up to creek and check for pools. These last just a little longer than at trail. [Beware; it often has water in April, only to go dry just before ADZPCTKO]. WATCH OUT FOR POISON OAK in this area.|
|A2||15.4||WACS016||Cottonwood Crk below Lake Morena [1.6miles W of PCT on dirt road]||5/1/18 (James) : Flowing great.|
4/10/18 (Ethan) : Excellent flow, clear water.
3/21/18 (Nightcrawler) : Flowing. I didn't go there myself but I spoke to rangers who said it was flowing.
|A2||20||LkMorenaCG||**Lake Morena Campground||5/17/18 (Ryan) : Flowing faucet with warning that water has been tested positive for coliform bacteria.|
5/11/18 (PilotKurt) : Faucet on.
4/28/18 (Bryce) : Faucets on.
|A3||24.1||WR024||Cottonwood Creek Bridge||5/17/18 (Ryan) : Dry.|
4/15/18 (Cloud Rider) : Dry.
4/13/18 : Dry.
|A3||25.5||WR026||Cottonwood Creekbed||5/18/18 : Slow flow.|
5/17/18 (Ryan) : Stagnant.
4/22/18 : Water present but it's not very clean.
|**Boulder Oaks Campground||5/23/18 : Faucet is on.|
5/18/18 : Faucet is on.
5/17/18 (Ryan) : Faucet is on.
|NOBO:First spigot is hard to see - it's hiding on the back of a 2' brown post just as the PCT gets onto the CG road. A 2nd faucet is on a tall brown post further along the road. SOBO:Heading south the spigot is to the left of the trail just before exiting the campground. There are several other spigots in the campground.|
|E. coli reared it's ugly head multiple times in the Mount Laguna area in the past. Please treat all water sources in this area.|
|A3||~26.8||Kitchen Creek near I-8||3/12/18 (Nightcrawler) : There's water there but a lot of stagnant pools. Also the entire area around I-8 smells like diesel. I don't know where the smell is from but I'd avoid the water just in case.|
3/11/18 (Don) : Flowing.
3/2/18 (Clay) : Flowing.
|A3||28.5||KitchenCrFalls||*Kitchen Creek Falls [2/10 mi NW]||5/17/18 (Ryan) : Good flow.|
5/10/18(Girl Scout):Flowing minimally,enough to keep the pools from stagnating.Plenty of cool, clear water in pools.
5/3/18 (Colleen) : Good flow but trail down to water overgrown and hard to follow because of all the social trails cutting through it.
|A3||~30||Kitchen Creek [100 feet below trail]||5/23/18 : Good flow.|
5/19/18 : Flowing well.
5/11/18 : Good flow.
|Or continue to paved road at 30.6 and take a left and then a dirt road down to the water [~0.4 mile].|
|A3||30.2||WRCS030||*Kitchen Creek, Yellow Rose Spring|
[4/10 mile N of PCT on road]
|Adequate water.||4/15/18||Gentle Oak|
|4/20/18 (Adam) : Left side of trail at Mile 30.7 is a bee & wasp party.|
4/14/18 (Trixie) : Watch out for a bee hive right off the trail near Mile 30.7
|A4||32||WRCS032||Fred Canyon [usually dry]||4/29/18 (Bryce) : Dry.|
4/15/18 (Cloud Rider) : Dry.
4/14/18 (Nightcrawler, Trixie) : Dry.
|Walk 500 ft downhill E, turn right at the first obvious place, almost immediately see a seasonal stream|
|A4||32.6||CibbetsCG||**Cibbets Flat Campground|
[8/10 mi NW on Fred Cyn Rd]
|4/15/18 (Amanda) : Faucets on.|
4/14/18 (Trixie) : Faucets on.
4/12/18 (Hitch) : Faucets on.
|A5||36.9||WR037||Long Canyon [next is easier]||4/21/18 (Pilgrim) : Good flow.|
4/10/18 (Philly) : Nice flow at the dead tree campsite.
3/31/18 : Good water.
|~37.1||Long Creek||4/19/18 (Emily) : Decent flow.|
4/15/18 (Nightcrawler) : Good flow.
4/13/18 (Hitch) : Flowing.
|A5||37.7||WR038||*Long Canyon Creek ford||5/19/18 : Ok flow.|
5/12/18 (PilotKurt) : Small flow.
5/11/18 : Good flow.
|A5||38.8||WRCS039||*Lower Morris Mdw [trough 3/10 mi NW]||Trough overflowing, water still coming from pipe.||4/3/18||Lingo|
|Directions to trough: take side trail from PCT; walk west on path/road approx 150 yds to fence; go thru opening; continue approx 30 yds to a L on dirt road; head downhill approx 40 yds; look for fence posts on R. Tank to your R - 20 yds.|
|Horse camp with a piped spring and water trough. Turn left & walk 0.15 mile up dirt road to fence, continue 50 yards, then left on dirt road to meadow trough.|
|A5||41.4||BurntRanchCG||Burnt Rancheria Campground||3/20/18 (Lucky Duck) : Faucets at the campground are on!||3/20/18||Lucky Duck|
|Turn left at signed junction where PCT joins the Desert View Trail [sign does not mention campground]. Faucet by site 48 at the south end of campground is closest to the PCT.|
|A6||41.4||PO043||**Mount Laguna town, lodge, store|
[4/10 mi SW of WR043]
|Spigot at Mount Laguna Visitor Center was on.||1/2/18||John|
|The easiest access to Mount Laguna is to follow the sign directing hikers down the trail through the Burnt Rancheria CG and then right on the Sunrise Highway. You will pass a restaurant, an outfitter, and another restaurant on the way to the Mount Laguna Lodge. Non-purist hikers can continue past the lodge to the Desert View Picnic area to rejoin the PCT, bypassing 1.2 miles of the trail, or you can backtrack on the highway to the campground.|
|A6||41.4||**Mount Laguna Visitor Center|
[just north of the store]
|4/18/18 (Cloud Rider) : Wet below the faucet but it was frozen shut when I was there. Pretty sure it is on though.|
2/3/18 (Warner Springs Monty) : Visitor Center water is ON.
|A6||42.1||WR042||Burnt Rancheria Drinking Fountain by CG jct||5/19/18 (Ryan) : Faucet is on.|
4/4/18 (LIngo) : Faucet is on.
3/31/18 : Faucet is on.
|Access on left 50 yards after you walk below a picnic table on the left or from the road N of the store. Three water sources here: 1) On SW side of loop at end of road [nearest PCT] is a small, two car parking pad. To left & forward a bit is a heavy metal pipe with faucet in small concrete circle, right next to a big tree. This faucet reported to be insulated and should be on year round. 2) Drinking faucet next to restrooms. 3) Sink in restrooms. Water is off in the restrooms during the winter.|
|A6||42.6||WR043||**Desert View Picnic Area||4/8/18 (Phoenix) : Water is off at bathrooms but on at a spigot at the end of the loop next to a big tree stump.|
4/4/18 (LIngo) : Faucet in picnic area on.
3/29/18 (Unnamed) : No water.
[7/10 mi SW]
|3/25/18 (John & Tom) : Water is back on.|
3/2/18 (Deb & Rick) : Water off due to broken pipe.
2/3/18 (Warner Springs Monty) : Long walk, but water is available year round.
|3/25/18||John & Tom|
|Leave trail near wooden overlook. Total walk to the campground and back to the faucet is one mile round trip.|
|A6||47.8||Oasis Spring [1/2 mi down]|
|A6||48.7||WR049||GATR faucet [1/10 mi W of PCT]|
Also known as Penny Pines
|5/18/18 (Ryan) : Nice flow.|
5/16/18 : Flowing well.
5/11/18 (Will & Mila) : Water is flowing.
|GATR road in WP guidebook is now a trail. At Penny Pines there are 2 trails to the W toward Sunrise Hwy. The S trail is the most direct. Both trails are marked with Carsonite posts with a Noble Canyon Trail decal. Go 100 yards straight; then 50 yards across Sunrise Hwy to trough and faucet. Water system is filled by portable generator and subject to outage.|
|A7||52.6||WR053||Pioneer Mail Picnic Area||5/19/18 (Ryan) : Flowing.|
5/11/18 (Will & Mila) : No water in tank.
5/6/18 (Brieuc) : No more water.
|At north end of parking area is a trough fed from a water tank [limited supply]. This tank is filled from a fire truck. Filter or treat the water before drinking.|
|A7||57.6||Oriflamme Cyn [usually dry]|
|A8||59.5||WRCS059||*Sunrise Trailhead [1/2 mi W]|
Go directly to the trough, operate yellow handle for water. If no water check that valve on right side of tank is open (handle in line with pipe), in case someone has turned it off.
|5/22/18 (Cooka) : There is no water in cistern, but valve is working as spigot. The water is murkey.|
5/20/18 : Water at trough but there is a leak in the line.
5/11/18 (Gary & Patty) : Water is on, very good flow. When we checked it on Thursday, the pump was not running, got it started and drove to Mount Laguna Burnt Rancheria to fill water bottles. Came back a couple hours later still no water at spigot. Went back Friday, still no water. Knew it was going in the tank. took a little work to clear the outlet valve and piping, apparently as the tank went dry the dregs from the bottom of the tank clogged the outlet.
5/11/18 (Will & Mila) : Tank is dry.
5/8/18 (Montana Mike) : Tank is dry!
5/7/18 : No water.
5/6/18 (Kati) : No water in the tank or at the faucet.
5/1/18 (Bryce) : Faucet on with good flow.
|Follow the trail marked with the sign "Sunrise Highway .25 Mi" on a post that travels along the 5,000-foot contour 1/4 mile SW to the highway. Across the highway to the South is a parking lot and outhouse. To W a well and tank are visible. Follow the old road marked "La Cima Trail" W 1/8 mile past the corrals to well.|
|A8||62.4||WR062||Mason Valley Truck Trail|
[fire tank 75 yds E, usually dry]
|5/18/18 (Ryan) : Dry.|
4/28/18 : Dry.
4/25/18 : Dry.
|A8||63.7||WR064A, B, C||Upper Chariot Cyn [8/10 - 1.4 mi N]||4/20/18 : Dry, no water.|
4/18/18 (Smokebeard) : Water trickling at 64c in chariot canyon. 68b flowing clear at 2L/min.
1/12/18 (Brad) : Spring is dry.
|When you reach unpaved Chariot Canyon Rd go right to stay on the PCT. If you turn left you will go N down Chariot Canyon to possible seasonal water. WR064a is a seasonal creek crossing Chariot Canyon Rd, shade, 8/10 mile N of the PCT [2/10 mile N of the StatePark boundary sign]. WR064b is a Fire Tank, 1.2 miles N of the PCT. WR064c is Seasonal Chariot Canyon Spring, 1.4 miles N of the PCT [spring is on the W side of the road hidden from view by several large oak trees].|
|A9||68.4||WRCS068||**Rodriguez Spur Truck Tr|
[Concrete fire tank visible 75 ft W]
We are especially interested in water reports about this location. Please send info.
|5/23/18 @ 9:30AM (Cooka) : 11 gallons left at cache.|
5/22/18 : ~20 gallons in cache.
5/20/18 @ 8AM (Jackson, Patty):Restocked with 38 gallons.
5/19/18 @ 12:25PM (BeaverStick) : Only 7 gallons left.
5/18/18 @ 9:30AM : 20 gallons.
5/17/18 @ 2PM (Patty) : Restocked with 38 gallons.
5/17/18 (Quinn/Cheryl) : Water cache at Rodriguez road is down to a few gallons. Will run out soon.
5/16/18 : 20 gallons.
5/14/18 (Patty) : Resupplied 38 gallons of fresh well water from our home.
5/14/18 (PilotKurt) : 9 gallons at water cache, lots of empty containers. I would not rely on it.
5/12/18 (MacGyver) : 35 gallon water cache.
5/1/18 (Bryce) : Dry.
4/27/18 (Ryan) : Tank is dry, both valves generate no water. Water cache here has been emptied as well.
4/26/18 @ 6:45AM : Tank at PCT is dry, no water.
This water source went dry multiple times in 2017, plan accordingly as the next water source (in both directions) is a long distance from here. Please turn the knobs/valves off as hard as you can to minimize the leaking drips.
|A9||68.4||WR068B||Spring 1.1 miles NW of PCT||5/9/18 (Patty) : Flowing.|
4/27/18 (Ryan) : Spring still flowing well and clear.
4/23/18 @ 10AM (Happy Feet) : Flowing 2L/min.
4/18/18 (Mike) : Flowing 3 liters/min.
4/9/18 (Brandon) : Flowing.
4/6/18 (2%) : Good flow (5L/min). Take a left when road splits after 1/2mile. Walk another 1/2 mile. Water is on your left (not the big brown tank on the right).
Note: If spring is not flowing and you don't have enough to make Scissors Crossing, continue 2.2 miles down Rodriguez Spur Truck Trail to HWY 78. Banner Store is across the highway to the East about 200 feet. Water is available and hitching is easy to either Julian or Scissors Crossing.
If water-seekers take apart the piping to get direct access to the stream flow, then the residents have limited or no water available. If you MUST disassemble the piping, please return it to its original operating configuration. The residents have threatened to remove all access to the source.
|Spring on Rodriguez Spur Truck Trail, 1.1 miles NW of PCT, 70 feet from the large rust colored water tank.|
|E. coli reared it's ugly head multiple times in the Mount Laguna area in the past. Please treat all water sources in this area.|
[Cache under a nearby highway bridge]
|5/19/18 (Ryan) : Stocked.|
5/17/18 (Quinn/Cheryl) : Stocked.
5/9/18 @ 8:45AM : Stocked.
5/5/18: Well stocked.
5/3/18 (Bryce, James) : Well stocked.
4/26/18 @ 10:30AM : ~50 gallons of water.
4/21/18 (1st Sgt.) : ~50 gallons.
Stagecoach Trails Cg and Cabins 4 miles SE on Hwy S2. Store open till 5pm. NOTE : times can vary dependent on time of year.
|Water can also be found 12 miles West in the small town of Julian, or at the Stagecoach Trails RV park 4 miles S of the PCT on Highway S2.|
|A10||77.1||San Felipe Creek, Hwy 78|
[.24 miles W bridge, often dry]
|4/18/18 (Cloud Rider) : Dry.|
3/21/18 (Mr. Clean) : Good flow.
|Cache well stocked.|
|A11||91.2||WRCS091||Third Gate Cache [1/4 mi E]||5/15/18 : Well stocked.|
5/8/18 : Well stocked.
5/3/18 (Bryce) : Well stocked.
5/2/18 @ 2:45PM (Carl) : Well stocked.
4/27/18 : Well stocked.
4/21/18 (1st Sgt.) : ~300 gallons.
4/20/18 : Plenty of water.
2/6/18 (Jan) : The cache is supplied, the cistern is operational, and we have a schedule of resupplies throughout the season.
|The 3rd Gate water team is insulted by having to clean up hikers’ poop and toilet paper. Please practice “leave no trace” principles.|
The 3rd Gate water cache is ¼ mile E down a side trail with “Water” sign. Take only what you need to hike 9.9 miles to Barrel Spring. If the cache runs out, the cistern has water. NO FIRES. Carry out your trash and toilet paper, bury poop 6 inches. Be alert. Mountain lions reside in the San Felipe Hills and throughout California. Only approach Grapevine Ranch buildings in an emergency. Vehicles are not allowed on the ranch without prior permission from owner.
|A11||91.2||WR091B||Underground Cistern [6/10 mi E]|
|Follow the dirt road leading from the water cache about 4/10 mile to where the road turns right(E) but go left (N/NW) on an old unmarked trail for 1/10 mile to the underground cistern containing untreated water (a rope and bucket are supplied).|
|A12||101.1||WRCS101||*Barrel Spring||5/20/18 (Ryan) : Slow flow.|
5/9/18 (Patty) : Flowing.
5/3/18 @ 11:50AM (Jon):Good flow,bees around water pipe.
5/3/18 (Bryce) : Good flow.
4/27/18 : Good flow.
4/8/18 : Dead mice in cistern above trough. Recommend chemical treatment.
[2/10 mi NE, visible from PCT]
|A12||104.4||WR105||Concrete trough below mouth of San Ysidro Creek [2/10 mi W]||Dry||12/23/17||Jason|
|A13||105.0||WRCS105B||*San Ysidro Creek||5/21/18 : Good flow.|
5/18/18 (Quinn/Cheryl) : No water at San Ysidro Creek. Only a bit of mud. You might be able to get water if you dug down but don't count on it.
5/16/18 : Dry.
Lots of cattle in this area, be sure to treat water.
|A13||106.2||WR106||Eagle Rock Spring||Great flow, flowing ok from trough but even better from spring on the other side of the fence||4/12/18||Kevin|
|Spring-Fed Metal Trough - 3/10 mile N of Eagle Rock over hill near road|
|A13||106.2||WR106B||Water Tank [visible 2/10 mi S of PCT at Eagle Rock]||Water tank at WR106B is full, algae on about 75% of surface, water is clear.||12/2/17||Jason|
Maybe better access at mile 108.2 or 108.6
|5/20/18 (Ryan) : Definitely a nice healthy flow below trail. 108.2, 108.6 def easier access and nice flow.|
4/19/18 (Cloud Rider) : Several liters/sec of clear water.
4/5/18 (Silver) : Still flowing well with easy access.
|A13||109.5||Hwy79||Hwy 79 [1st crossing, small seasonal creek nearby]||Dry||4/19/18||Cloud Rider|
|Warner Springs Community about 100 yards east of PCT on the N side of Hwy 79.|
|A13||109.5||**Warner Springs [small town,1.2 mi NE of PCT; WS Resource Center is at the 1st PCT crossing of Hwy 79 across from the Fire Station]||bathrooms open and water spigots on||1/15/18||Shelly & Michael|
|The hiker-friendly Warner Springs Resource Center [wscrcenter.org, 760-782-0670]. Hikers can camp by the bathrooms which are open 24 hours. No showers available pending septic approval. Fill water bottles behind the resource center or in bathrooms. Water doesn't need to be purified.|
3/26/18 (Scott) : There have already been two pedestrian fatalities on the road through Warner Springs since the beginning of 2018 - not hikers, but a reminder that roadwalk is actually the most dangerous part of the thru hike. So, the Warner Springs Community Resource Center has asked us not to walk the road to the post office/grill/gas station.A trail marked w/pink ribbon goes from the resource center .75 miles to those locations (saving about .25 miles). Cross the parking lot, go through the athletic fields (you'll see the yellow goalpost), follow the trail to the top of the hill where you run into the golf course, and go right on the dirt road, soon hugging the fenceline, until you see the horse enclosure where you turn left, crossing the edge of the golf course (including travel over a sidewalk that disappears and reappears). You'll see the grill first, and the gas station and post office are just next door.
|A13||109.5||PO0110||Warner Springs PO|
|CA Section B: Warner Springs to Highway 10|
[2nd crossing, Agua Caliente Creek]
|3/11/18 (Unnamed) : Dry.||3/11/18||Dry|
|B1||112.6||WR113||Agua Caliente Creek|
[near picnic tables]
|5/20/18 (Quinn/Cheryl) : Dry.|
5/7/18 : Dry.
4/24/18 : Good flow.
|B1||114.7||WR115||Agua Caliente Creek||5/22/18 (Ryan) : Nice flow.|
5/20/18 (Quinn/Cheryl) : Dry.
5/5/18 (Jon) : Good flow.
|B1||115.5||WR115B||*Agua Caliente Creek [last crossing]||5/20/18 (Quinn/Cheryl) : Few inches of running water and although the first few crossings are dry, the last crossings (if NOBO) probably won't dry out for a bit.|
5/13/18 : Good flow.
5/11/18 (Kati) : Great flow.
|B2||119.6||WR120||*Lost Valley Spring [0.2 mi off trail]||5/5/18 (Jon) : No flow, but plenty of standing water in trough. Did not drink, but sulphur taste was mentioned by others.|
4/4/18 (Campfinder) : Water tastes like sulphur.
4/2/18 (Rebo) : No water flowing into trough. Ground sepage below the Trough. Water light stagnate requires filter.
|The spring is 300 yds off trail and 80 ft lower in elevation. Trail signed - look for 3 foot high cement post, then follow the abandoned road downhill 0.2 mi. (PCT turns right before post.)|
|B2||127.3||WR127B||**Chihuahua Valley Rd|
[water tank 2/10 mile E]
|5/22/18 : Water in tank.|
5/20/18 (Quinn/Cheryl) : Mike's place is out of water in the trough so make go down the driveway to his house.
5/6/18 (Jon) : Water in tank.
5/5/18 (Crumbs) : Plenty of water.
|A trail has been cut about 1/4 mile South of Chihuahua Valley Rd that will bring hikers down to the tank so we don't have to do the RD walk both ways.|
0.2 mi E to driveway 31440 Chihuahua Valley Rd, then 0.1 m N to private NEW water tank above house. "water in tank should be filtered. If no water in tank there should be water on back porch - go through hole in fence next to water tank and down the trail to house there is a netted porch to keep the bugs off, and a shower out side." per Mike Herrera at the house. he is very eager to meet and assist hikers, they are welcome to stop by his place. (This is not an invitation to go in his house!)
|B4||136.5||WR137||Tule Creek [early season]||5/7/18 (Jon) : Dry.|
5/6/18 (Crumbs) : Dry.
4/23/18 (Amanda) : Flowing well, sulfury smell but tasted ok. Captured a lot of sediment but filter did the job.
|B4||137.0||WR137B||**Tule Spring & Fire Tank|
[Tule Canyon Rd, 0.25 mi SE]
|5/20/18 (Quinn/Cheryl) : Out of water in trough and only disgusting water in creek (according to both notes and people who walked down there).|
5/20/18 (Rocket Daddy) : Good flow.
5/17/18 : Low flow.
5/10/18 : Flowing.
5/7/18 (Jon) : Tank is empty. Seems to have a leak as there is broken pipe on the bottom. If you climb down from the tank faucet there is slowly flowing water but it looks nasty and has lots of sediment. I’m treating chemically & filtering.
5/6/18 (Crumbs) : Haven't been there but talked to hikers. Foul taste but there's water.
4/25/18 : Creek below tank is flowing but with low flow.
4/24/18 (Colin) : I filled up from the spring & I filtered the water but did not treat it chemically and it tasted pretty iffy. Today I am quite ill ... Might be unrelated, but I'd still recommend chemical treatment of this source.
Be sure to close the valve tightly to minimize leaks. In 2017 multiple hikers got sick shortly after drinking water from the creek below the fire tank at Tule Spring. Both reported filtering the water, but not treating it chemically. Report of feces found in the fire tank, be sure to filter and treat water from this source.
|5/20/18||Quinn/Cheryl, Rocket Daddy|
|B4||139.5||WR140||Guzzler||5/6/18 (Crumbs) : There's water in there but it doesn't look good. And you have to find a way to get it out of there.|
4/22/18 (Mike) : Has water, some gallons, looks bleak, murky, but if desperate.
4/21/18 (Cloud Rider) : Plenty of water that looks very bad. Filled with super tiny swimming things.
Top of Guzzler is fragile & unsafe. Dont' stand on it. Be sure to treat this water as multiple reports state dead animals have been found inside the guzzler.